Posts Tagged ‘spiritual life’

Between doing nothing and being a religious nutter

Monday, July 18th, 2022
Sacrosanctum Concilium,

The meaning of spirituality has developed over time as our understanding of culture, religion, and personal development has changed. Traditionally, spirituality was part of religious practice and the attempt to inhabit the original shape of things or live in the image of God. In early Christianity, spirituality is related to living a life orientated by Read more

Mike Tyson recommends toad venom for a religious experience

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

The once-obscure practise of smoking toad venom, a potent psychedelic drug that can cause users to encounter themselves as God, is steadily creeping into the mainstream as celebrities endorse its “healing” powers. Mike Tyson claimed he “died” during his first trip and said using the drug has provided him with an entirely different perspective on Read more

The Enneagram, helping people’s spiritual growth

Monday, July 30th, 2018

A Catholic priest who provides spiritual direction and counselling for people from all walks of life uses a unique way of distinguishing personality traits. Father Stephen Truscott SM PhD said the Enneagram is among the field of psychology that talks about personality profiles. In his role as Fullness of Life Counsellor and Spiritual Director, Fr Read more

Discovering God in silence

Friday, July 4th, 2014

God cannot be found in noise and agitation. His true power and love are revealed in what is hardly perceptible, in the gentle breeze that requires stillness and quiet to detect. In silence, God listens to us. In silence, listen to Him. In silence, God speaks to our souls and the power of His word Read more

The spirituality of blood on the floor

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

A bunch of blokes were gathered in a holy huddle at the back of a cathedral, worried that no one seemed to be listening to their good news anymore. Par for the course now but this was Paris during the Second World War. A world in turmoil meant people were thinking for themselves, taking up Read more